China focuses on a strong environmental policy – a Chinese delegation visits KMA

A delegation of 20 selected government representatives, environmental researchers and consultants from China travelled through Germany for two weeks to gather information on environmental protection measures and to meet with technical experts. KMA Umwelttechnik was on the agenda as a best practice example.

The People’s Republic of China is responsible for almost one third of all global CO2 emissions. As a countermeasure, the government has set itself ambitious targets at all levels: By 2020, CO2 emissions are to be reduced by one fifth while at the same time, around 310 billion euros will be invested in renewable energies. The processing industry must reduce CO2 emissions by 40 percent within ten years. As a consequence, a CO2 emissions trading scheme has been set up.

In order to provide insights into the state of research and practical solutions made in Germany, TÜV Rheinland Akademie welcomed a delegation of 20 selected government representatives, environmental researchers and consultants from China. Their two-week tour of Germany focused on reducing CO2 emissions. A visit to KMA Umwelttechnik was on the agenda as an example of best practice.

Mr Lin Weiqing, Deputy Dean of the Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences, advises the Chinese government and industries on the subject of environmental protection: “The implementation, control and continuous expansion of environmental protection measures is indispensable. In Shanghai, two percent of the gross domestic product is spent on environmental protection. We visited Germany to gather information and discuss our challenges with experts on the subject”.

“In China, the emission limits are strongly regulated – both at state and municipal level. During our visit, we wanted to find out which solutions are being developed and implemented in here,” explains Mr Fu Hai, Deputy Head of Department, Municipal Development and Reform Commission, the reason for the delegation’s visit to Germany.

At KMA, project examples were used to demonstrate how KMA exhaust air filter systems simultaneously clean the air and save energy, thus saving considerable amounts of CO2. Just one exhaust air filter system alone can reduce CO2 emissions by hundreds of tons. To see how KMA filter systems work in detail, the Chinese guests were given a live demonstration. In addition, the visitors had the opportunity to get an overview of precise filter manufacturing. Rolf Kurtsiefer, Managing Director of KMA, sums up the visit: “We were very pleased with the enquiry and the related interest of our high-ranking visitors. The event was a wonderful platform for exchanging information and learning a lot from each other. China is an important market for KMA. We are feeling the effects of the tougher environmental policy as customer enquiries increase.”